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to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a series of harassing e-mails which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman, who sources say is not a government official, notified the f.b.i. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, inclu
playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one
.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that basis i accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content o
information on that story. bob, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. fbi officials have told us their investigation into this whole scandal which brought down david petraeus so far has not turned up any threat or damage to national security. but since the affair with paula broadwell occurred while petraeus was the director of the central intelligence agency, the cia's inspector general now has begun his own investigation. sources say the cia is looking into the general conduct of petraeus over the 14 months he headed the agency. officials say the probe is exploratory and doesn't presuppose any particular outcome. the inspector general wants to make sure petraeus didn't misuse any agency assets in the process of carrying on his affair with broadwell. for the first time thursday, attorney general eric holder defended the justice department's handling of the fbi summer-long investigation of the broadwell/petraeus matter. holder was asked specifically about the fbi's decision to delay notifying the white house until after the election. >> we felt very secure in the knowledge that a
protein. [ cat 5 ] yum! [ cat 1 ] i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. >>>,,,, >>> the fbi is searching this morning for two missing intelligence officials from afghanistan. they disappeared one week ago after visiting washington and meeting with federal officials. >> both men were taking a course at the martial center program for advanced studies. former assistant director of national intelligence, he has taught classes at the marshal center. good morning. >> we're talking about two individuals here. one is major farouk azada, national director of security in afghanistan. he is in charge of their counterterrorism and organized crime section. the other is the deputy chief of the american and european department of afghanistan's intelligence agency. it has 30 different departments. these are two significant figures, section chief and deputy chief. >> how did they go unaccounted for? >> they were there for the marshal center program, which is a terrific program. i've been to the program. i've lectured at the program. it works in germany. then they do a washington trip where t
.i.a. and the f.b.i. u.n. ambassador susan rice relied on those talking points during an appearance on "face the nation" on september 16 in which she called the benghazi attacks a spontaneous demonstration by extremists not an act of terrorism. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: republicans have accused her of intentionally making misleading statements, suggesting they tone down any references to terrorism for political reasons ahead of the presidential election. c.i.a. director david petraeus told congress last week that an early draft of the talking points did include a link between al qaeda and the attack but the official told us someone in the office of the d.n.i. crossed it out because the links were deemed too tenuous to make public at that point. the head of d.n.i. is james clapper, an obama appointee. a source told us clapper reviewed the points but there's no indication he personally made the edits. clapper may be asked to explain. today the house intelligence committee released a statement saying
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